Universal Removes Another Experience in Series of Unfortunate Closures

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Universal Orlando Resort fans have not necessarily been happy with the latest string of announcements coming from Universal Studios Florida.

Just last week, Universal Orlando announced that Universal’s Classic Monsters Cafe would be closing down to make way for a new experience after more than 20 years inside the theme park. The rumor is that the restaurant will now become a Minions Cafe to go along with the rumored Minions-themed attraction set to take over the space where Shrek 4-D once stood.

Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe
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In addition, Universal announced this week that the Superstar Parade– which featured sightings from characters in Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, Dora the Explorer, and Spongebob Squarepants– would have its last ride on June 4th.

Universal's Superstar Parade
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Now, it seems another major move is happening.

Universal has confirmed that the Shrek and Donkey character encounter will be closing temporarily for relocation. At this time, a location has not been announced and it is unknown if the meet and greet, which includes being able to interactively talk with Donkey, will be the same when it does reopen.

While it hasn’t been confirmed, the expectation will be that Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona will join DreamWorks Destination, a new character experience that took over the area where A Day in the Park with Barney used to.

Donkey Meet and Greet
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More On Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

What do you think about the relocation of the Shrek and Donkey meet and greet? Let us know in the comments!

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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